The American Soybean Association has issued an action alert. With the biodiesel tax incentive expiring at the end of this month, the ASA says it is imperative that Congress extend the incentive before adjourning for the year. Therefore the ASA is specifically, urging that the biodiesel tax incentive extension be included in the pending Department of Defense Appropriations bill. The bill could be the last legislative vehicle enacted by Congress before it adjourns for the year.
As part of ASA's action alert the organization is asking for its members and supporters to call their Senators and Representative and ask them to contact their respective leadership to stress that the biodiesel tax incentive extension must be enacted before Congress adjourns for the year.
ASA says absent the biodiesel tax incentive, biodiesel production and consumption in the U.S. will come to a halt, and that from a nationwide standpoint, the job creation, energy security and environmental benefits associated with domestic biodiesel production and use will be lost.